Autopsy determines cause of death for Kansas man pulled from Steamboat Lake
June 19, 2018
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — An autopsy has determined that a Kansas man died from drowning at Steamboat Lake on Friday.
"No heart issues," Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg said. "He was a very healthy man."
David Bass, 64, of Hutchinson, Kansas, was camping and fishing with friends at Steamboat Lake State Park. Rescuers were called to the park about 4:15 p.m. Friday.
Bass and another man were on shore at the Sunrise Vista Campground trying to fix a problem with their boat's trolling motor. The boat drifted away from shore, and Bass swam after it.
Bass went under the water and never surfaced.